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Specimen: Mioplosus Fish in Matrix
Mioplosus is a prehistoric genus of percid fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene. Five species of the genus has been described, Mioplosus labracoides is found in the Green River Formation Lagerstätte. They are similar to modern Percids, and like them have two dorsal fins, the anterior dorsal fin spiny and the posterior soft-rayed. Mioplosus have pointed teeth and are believed to have been voracious predators, individuals have been found with fish lodged in its throat. Their fossils are never found in large groups, which suggest they were solitary.MAY DIFFER TO PHOTO: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size approximately within the size range indicated. It will not be the same specimen shown in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen you receive will be representative by that in photo, we would always recommend the Actual as seen version of this item.